UPDATE: Skateboarder seriously injured after being hit by car near Lynnhaven Pkwy

Posted at 8:52 AM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-22 16:42:17-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A skateboarder was hit by a car this morning near the intersection of Round Hill Drive and Lynnhaven Parkway.

Investigators with the Virginia Beach Police Fatal Crash Team responded to the scene of the crash, which happened around 6:58am.

Virginia Beach police say the driver of a 1993 Nissan hit the skateboarder at the Round Hill Drive crosswalk when the skateboarder was attempting to cross against the pedestrian signal.

The boy’s skateboard was left in pieces along Lynnhaven Parkway.

The driver, who was too upset to talk on camera, says the boy was trying to beat oncoming traffic, when the light turned green. The driver says he tried to swerve, then stopped, but still ended up hitting the skateboarder.

The boy is now in the hospital with serious injuries after hitting the hood of the car and smashing into the car’s windshield.

Crash team investigators blocked all eastbound traffic along a stretch of Lynnhaven Parkway for several hours, trying to figure out who was at fault.

No charges will be filed related to the crash.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.